The crisis of listening
The crisis of listening

Speaking at the World PR Forum in Toronto last week, Australian communications professor Jim Macnamara suggested the prevalence of what he dubbed a 'listening crisis'. Quite simply, he said, organisations spend a lot of time, money, and effort talking to stakeholders, but with very little genuine listening taking place.

By Daniel Munslow 15 Jun 2016

Vodafone raises queries over Safaricom IPO

Vodafone has called for the postponement of Safaricom's initial public offering (IPO) after it became apparent that the funds to be raised could be used to 'beef up' the Kenyan government's coffers during election time and thus give it an unfair advantage over other political parties.

By Zachary Ochieng 5 Nov 2007

Swazi media owners finally embrace MCC

On 28 October 2007, media owners in Swaziland finally embraced the long-awaited Media Complaints Commission (MCC), a media self-regulatory framework whose operation has been delayed by lack of firm buy-in from the media proprietors.

2 Nov 2007

Emeka Enyadike
Biodun Shobanjo is CEO of The Apprentice Africa

Bank PHB, in conjunction with The Executive Group (TEG) and Storm Vision has announced that Biodun Shobanjo, chairman of the Troyka group and co-founder of Nigeria's largest and unarguably, most successful advertising agency, Insight Grey has signed on as the CEO of The Apprentice Africa.

By Emeka Enyadike 1 Nov 2007

Issa Sikiti da Silva
Five new channels for DStv

DStv's MultiChoice last night, Thursday, 31 October 2007, launched an additional five channels to its existing bouquet at the Constitution Hill in Johannesburg, sending a clear message to its newly-baptised rivals that it will fight on despite the end of its 12-year monopoly of South Africa's pay TV market.

By Issa Sikiti da Silva 1 Nov 2007

New MIC board to deal with Daily News application

Zimbabwe named a new board on Tuesday to consider an application to reopen the country's largest private newspaper, four years after it was banned.

31 Oct 2007

Zimbabwean CEO blogs for investors, censures cynical analysts

London listed Lonrho Plc's recent purchase of a controlling stake in Celsys Limited, a telecommunications company on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange (ZSE), significantly raised Celsys' profile on the market.

By Dumisani Ndlela 31 Oct 2007

African human resource managers in Uganda

Human resources managers from various Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) divisions in Africa are meeting in Uganda to learn how to deploy ICTs to improve recruitment and retaining workers.

By David Muwanga 29 Oct 2007 launches expanded retail offering has entered into a strategic partnership with ActivRetail, online resource hub to the fast moving grocery industry, to boost the offering of its online FMCG retail news and product information daily news service launched to the industry in Africa in July this year.

29 Oct 2007

Banking on women

“Women are a driving force in the African economy, but their access to finance is still far too small,” declares Declan Duff, VP of the International Finance Corporation's Industries section, “and this is why the IFC is partnering with Nigeria's Access Bank to bridge the gap with lines of credit specifically for female entrepreneurs.”

29 Oct 2007

Scramble for banking licences in Zimbabwe

A number of financial institutions have lodged applications for retail banking licences, a move likely to increase the number of commercial banks in the country beyond the current 14 should the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe (RBZ) approve the requests.

29 Oct 2007

Celtel mobile storms Ghana

The Celtel mobile network in Sierra Leone has extended its mobile market to the West African state of Ghana as the subsidiary of Zain (formerly MTC) now has controlling shares in Western Telesystems (Westel), the second national operator in the country.

By Bai-Bai Sesay 26 Oct 2007

EU-Africa summit on track

The second European Union-Africa summit set to take place in Lisbon this December will go on despite speculation surrounding Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe's attendance.

By Sholain Govender 26 Oct 2007

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